Friday, February 26, 2010

Walnut Mocha Torte

Let's end the week with something sweet!

Walnut Mocha Torte:
1 cup walnuts (or pecans)
2 TB all-purpose flour
2 1/2 ts baking powder
4 eggs
3/4 cup sugar

-Combine the nuts, flour and baking powder.
-Blend eggs and sugar, mix until smooth.
-Add dry and wet mixes, mix until smooth.
-Pour mixture into two 8" round baking pans.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
-Frost with Mocha Frosting (below) and decorate with nuts.

Mocha Frosting:
1 ts instant coffee
1 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

-Dissolve instant coffee in cream, beat on low speed until slightly thickened.
-Add sugar and cocoa, beat until thick.

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